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Old 10-18-2004, 02:11 PM   #37
Join Date: Aug 2000
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Re: When Can an Instructor Stop Training?


Neh. I posed the question to see what response there would be. People neither need defend nor argue against this practice of non-practice.

It is simply an observation, then, that those who do choose to defend the non-training tend to have an instructor that they are defending. Is that the reason why they choose to defend it? Perhaps. They could believe that their sensei can do no wrong. Or they could have been brought up that this sort of approach was the way things should be. Or they could believe that the non-training is right and good for other reasons of their own. There is no way that I can prove any of these, so I just stick to my observation.

It's a sad irony: In U's satori, he forgot every technique he ever knew; since then, generations of doka have spent their whole careers trying to remember.
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